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Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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Live And Let Livestream

Were you at the biggest party of the year so far? You didn't even have to leave your house to attend (not that you should…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 24, 2020 - 3:49 pm

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Let’s Cast The Coronavirus-Relief “We Are The World”

In 1985, some of the world's biggest pop stars got together to record "We Are The World," a terrible song intended to raise money for…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2020 - 2:37 pm

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How Will Festival Cancellations Due To Coronavirus Affect Indie Musicians?

Detroit rockers Dogleg have spent the last several months building a considerable amount of buzz around their debut LP, Melee -- and its release, which…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 11, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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A Fan Survey From Valentine’s Day At The Blood Incantation Show

On this past Friday one of the hottest tickets in Brooklyn was the sold-out show from Blood Incantation, the psychedelic Denver death metal band that
Scott Lapatine | February 18, 2020 - 12:40 pm

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Hulu’s High Fidelity Reboot Is A Perplexing Attempt To Rewrite The Past

The mere existence of Hulu's High Fidelity remake is, on a level, perplexing. The 10-episode series developed by TV vets Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka…
Larry Fitzmaurice | February 13, 2020 - 11:24 am

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Miss Americana Attempts To Reaffirm And Redefine Taylor Swift’s Good Girl Image. It Doesn’t Totally Fail.

If you’re pressing play on the new Taylor Swift documentary, Miss Americana (out now on Netflix), with any hint of wariness, you’re not alone, and…
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim | February 3, 2020 - 11:22 am

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Grammys 2020: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

What a sad, fraught, fucked-up night of television. The week before this year's Grammy Awards, the show had already become a vast neon-lit symbol of…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2020 - 12:05 pm

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When The Party’s Over: Unpacking An Exceptionally Grim Grammys

Just when it seemed this year's Grammys would be defined by scandal, they were defined by death instead.
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2020 - 9:46 am

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30 Years Ago Milli Vanilli Won The Only Grammy That’s Ever Been Revoked

Maybe you've seen the clip. There's Rob and Fab, the two model-handsome faces of Milli Vanilli, cavorting around onstage at a July 1989 MTV concert…
Nate Patrin | January 22, 2020 - 1:11 pm

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Thoughts On The 2020 Coachella Poster

There's this dumb thing I do every year: Coachella unveils its poster, and I write a way-too-long thing about all the little narratives hidden in…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2020 - 11:02 am

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“Hallelujah” Is Not A Christmas Song

There are many reasons one might be annoyed at Pentatonix, the ruling a cappella group of our time. The singing quintet is hokey and saccharine…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2019 - 1:02 pm

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The Most Savage Things Critics Are Saying About Cats

Cats, the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the T.S. Eliot poetry collection, hits theaters tonight. It promises advances in "digital fur technology"
Scott Lapatine | December 19, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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Winners, Losers, & Big Surprises In The 2020 Grammy Nominations

The 2020 Grammy nominations are out, and there's a lot to discuss. Let's work our way through the big storylines.
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2019 - 10:49 am

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Synästhesie 2019 Was A Unique, Idiosyncratically Berlin Festival

Over the last couple years, there's been a small but growing festival called Synästhesie taking place in Berlin. Its roots are very much specific to…
Ryan Leas | November 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm
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